CONGENITAL ADHERENT FINGER DISEASE, TREATMENT AND OPERATION
It is a congenital anomaly, which manifests itself with adherence between the fingers. It is the most common congenital hand anomaly after polydactyly (excess finger / excess finger disease). Adherent finger (syndactyly) is classified based on the degree of adhesion of skin and bones. In operation planning, the type of syndactyly and the number of fingers affected are important but can be operated starting from 6 months of age.
In adherent finger operation (syndactyly), based on the appropriate drawings, fingers are separated from each other by lifting skin as flaps from both the outer and inner parts of the hand. These skin flaps are then sewn, being adapted to their new places from the inside to the outside and from the outside to the inside. In cases, where there is a deficiency of the skin, it is repaired with patches of skin taken from the groin and the hand is encased in plaster. The procedure differs in cases with bone integrity.
Parents with adherent finger anomalies in their child should get examined by a hand surgeon and receive information about the disease and have their operation performed at the time recommended by their doctor.